Freight Calculator

Freight Calculator

Instantly calculate freight rates from top LTL and Truckload carriers with our freight calculator. Save up to 85% on your next shipment.

Freight Calculator

Shippers save time and money. Sometimes, a lot of money. Freight rates from all the top carriers are just a few steps away. It is easy to use our online freight calculator. Just fill in a few short details about your shipment and instantly receive instant freight shipping rates from leading freight carriers in one easy place.

Trust the experts at FreightCenter to give you the best prices and options for your LTL Freight shipping needs. When you ship via FreightCenter, you get the benefit of comparing carrier rates and the advantage of our high shipping volume, which earns us intense discounts from many of the top freight carriers in the U.S. The carriers sweeten those discounts because we handle all communications with our shippers and handle all the paperwork. From the shipper’s perspective, we arrange the shipment, pay the carrier, and take care of the necessary paperwork.

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Why should I use a freight shipping calculator?

By using our freight shipping calculator, you’re providing your customer with all the information they need upfront to make their purchase. This prevents you from losing sales because the customer was shocked by the shipping cost and decided not to continue with the purchase.

In a world full of fast-paced technology, FreightCenter has just the right tool to help you set yourself apart from the competition and never lose another online sale again.

We know that comparing freight rates can be quite a hassle when trying to get the most bang for your buck and sort through all the options. However, unexpected freight costs should never be why you lose a customer’s business. With our freight shipping calculator, your customers can quote freight rates from a large pool of services and carriers – without ever having to leave your site. Having a freight shipping calculator integrated directly into your site minimizes the risk of a potential customer opening another web tab and heading straight for your competitor’s site.

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Adding Your Custom Calculator Is Easy

Step 1: Register or log into your My FreightCenter account.

Step 2: From the My FreightCenter dashboard, scroll to the My Calculators section and click “Create a Calculator.” Or, click on the “Calculators” tab at the top of the page and click “Create a Calculator.”

Step 3: Fill out the “Ship From Location” section. This includes pickup location, zip code, type of location, and accessorial services.

Note: You will leave the drop-off location blank. Your customer/buyer will fill this in.

Step 4: Fill out the “Items to be Shipped” section. This includes the type of packaging, quantity, weight, dimensions, and freight class for your shipment. Set your handling fee and name your calculator (both optional). Double-check that the information you inserted is correct. Then click the “Get Code” button.

Note: You can create a separate calculator for each item you sell that needs to be shipped as freight.

Step 5: Try the live preview at the bottom of the page to triple check everything is correct. Copy and paste the code into your website.

Help is always available

Once you’ve booked your shipment, FreightCenter handles all the paperwork and pays the carrier. We also remain available to answer any questions you may have.

Have something to ship? Get started with our Freight Rate Calculator now.

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Trust the experts at FreightCenter to give you the best prices and the most comprehensive options for all your LTL freight shipping needs.

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We deliver optimized solutions for full or partial truckloads and competitive dry van, flatbed, and refrigerated freight pricing. We can cover your full truckload shipping needs.

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Nationwide Expedited Trucking services move your freight securely and rapidly. Your freight requires fast delivery; our freight shipping experts can get your shipment fast, whether in one large box or a full truckload.

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The most reliable Specialized Freight Services rates from all the top carriers are just a few steps away. From white glove service to international shipping, we've got you covered.

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Freight calculator FAQs

What is a Freight Calculator?

A freight rate calculator helps you get accurate freight shipping estimates once you enter some basic shipment information. Because shipment specifics can vary greatly, a freight rate calculator is the best way to ensure you get the best freight rates and superior service.

FreightCenter’s freight quote tool instantly calculates freight rates from multiple top freight carriers at once, including their estimated in-transit time. The calculator is not only a domestic freight calculator but also a international freight quote calculator, sea freight calculator and ocean freight calculator. Getting international shipping rates has never been easier with the international freight cost calculator. You choose which carrier best serves your needs. Use the freight calculator for LTL freight and Truckload quotes.

How do I calculate freight costs?”

To calculate freight costs, you need to know the following: type of packaging (pallets, crates, containers, etc.), type of goods (for classification), shipment size and weight, delivery zip code, and whether there are any special handling requirements.

FreightCenter can help you calculate freight costs. Our free freight quote tool provides shippers instant access to freight rates from dozens of top freight carriers.

How do you calculate freight rates?

Your freight rate primarily depends on five factors:

  • The type of freight
  • The mode of transport (truck, ship, train, aircraft)
  • The weight of your shipment
  • The size of the shipment
  • The distance to the delivery destination

How freight cost is determined

Freight cost is the price incurred to ship your goods. Your freight cost is determined by several variables, such as how far your shipment needs to go, its density or volume, and whether or not accessorials are required, as well as fluctuating fuel costs and truck capacity.

How do I reduce freight costs?

When getting a quote for shipping freight, a common thought is that costs will be set at a fixed rate. For most carriers, this is not true. Generally, the higher your cargo’s density, the cheaper the rate. Mode of freight also matters — road and rail are the most affordable. But air freight is the most expensive. If you have several shipments going in the same direction, consider consolidating them into a partial or full truckload shipment.

There are many ways to reduce freight costs, regardless of load size. It can be as easy as becoming more flexible with how and when you ship your items. You can also reduce shipping costs by controlling your shipping schedules and routes instead of allowing vendors and suppliers to manage them. They can add freight accessorial charges when they handle your shipping schedules and routes.

What is the cost of freight shipping?

A freight cost is a price at which a specific freight or cargo is delivered from one point to another. The price depends on the form of the load, the mode of transport LTL, FTL, Partial, Air, the weight of the shipment, and how far the distance is to the delivery destination.

Freight cost is the price or shipping cost incurred when you ship your products or goods from one location to another. There are multiple components that makeup freight costs. Some of these components consist of mode, accessorials, and surcharges. The freight shipping cost is affected by several factors, including weight, dimensions, density, stowability, packaging, fragility, destination specifications, mode of transportation, time sensitivity, and freight class.

What is the cheapest way to ship freight?

One of the cheapest ways to send oversized items is via LTL freight companies. It is a good idea to compare shipping prices to find your best rates. You may get a lower price depending on the weight and class of your products. Or take advantage of faster services. Several factors can affect freight costs. Generally, the higher the cargo’s density, the cheaper the rate. Mode of freight also matters — road and rail tend to be cheapest while air is most expensive. In addition, not all freight brokers have access to the best rates.

How do I calculate freight costs?

By using a Freight Rate Calculator